Annual Convention of the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion: questions and answers following the debate, conclusion by László Andor

Type: Complete press conference   Reference: I-075602   Duration: 10:48:47  Lieu:
End production: 07/12/2012   First transmission: 07/12/2012
On 7 December 2012, László Andor, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, participated in the debate with EU Ministers for Social Affairs and gave a closing speech at the Second Annual Convention of the Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion, in Brussels. On this occasion, they mainly answered questions on the Social Investment Package. The European Platform against poverty and social exclusion sets out actions to reach the EU target of reducing poverty and social exclusion by at least 20 million by 2020. Launched in 2010, the platform is part of the Europe 2020 strategy for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

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TIME DESCRIPTION DURATION
10:00:00 Session of questions and comments at the Ministerial debate of the Convention of the European Platform against Poverty and Social Exclusion, in Brussels 00:06:46
10:06:46 Soundbite by Jacki Davis, Managing Director of Meade Davis Communications, (in ENGLISH) inviting the speakers to ract to the debate 00:00:38
10:07:24 Soundbite by Jan O'Sullivan, Irish Minister of State for Housing and Planning, (in ENGLISH) on the commitment of the Irish Presidency to deliver in relation to social issues and in particular concerning the restoration of the minimum wage 00:01:18
10:08:42 Soundbite by Jacki Davis (in ENGLISH) inviting László Andor, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, to take the floor 00:00:15
10:08:58 Soundbite by László Andor, Member of the EC in charge of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, (in ENGLISH) on the social investment package 00:05:05
10:14:03 Soundbite by Jacki Davis (in ENGLISH) thanking László Andor and inviting Pedro Mota Soares, Portuguese Minister for Solidarity and Social Security, to take the floor 00:00:46
10:14:50 Soundbite by Pedro Mota Soares (in ENGLISH) on the importance of cohesion policies, the results of the convention, and on the European Social Fund (ESF) and how to use it 00:03:45
10:18:35 Soundbite by Jacki Davis (in ENGLISH) inviting Maria Larsson, Swedish Minister for Children and the Elderly, to take the floor 00:00:14
10:18:49 Soundbite by Maria Larsson, Swedish Minister for Children and the Elderly (in ENGLISH) on stakeholders 00:01:20
10:20:10 Soundbite by Jacki Davis (in ENGLISH) thanking Maria Larsson and inviting Karen Hækkerup, Danish Minister for Social Affairs and Integration, to take the floor 00:00:04
10:20:15 Soundbite by Karen Hækkerup (in ENGLISH) on partnerships, integration reforms, jobs creation and successful employment strategies in Denmark 00:02:42
10:22:57 Soundbite by Jacki Davis (in ENGLISH) thanking Karen Hækkerup and inviting Audrias Bitinas, Lithuanian Vice Minister for Social Security and Labour, to take the floor 00:00:02
10:23:00 Soundbite by Audrias Bitinas (in ENGLISH) on streamline monitoring, governance and information area 00:02:32
10:25:32 Soundbite by Jacki Davis (in ENGLISH) thanking Audrias Bitinas and inviting the audience to make comments and ask questions 00:00:13
10:25:45 Session of comments and questions 00:09:17
10:35:02 Soundbite by Jacki Davis (in ENGLISH) inviting the speakers to react to the debate 00:01:09
10:36:12 Soundbite by Jan O'Sullivan (in ENGLISH) on the way to examine budgetary decisions and on the organisation of a future conference regarding the social investment package 00:02:04
10:38:16 Soundbite by Jacki Davis (in ENGLISH) inviting Pedro Mota Soares to take the floor 00:00:49
10:39:05 Soundbite by Pedro Mota Soares (in ENGLISH) on the relations between Ministers inside a cabinet and the importance of economical growth 00:03:08
10:42:14 Soundbite by Jacki Davis (in ENGLISH) inviting Karen Hækkerup to take the floor 00:00:03
10:42:17 Soundbite by Karen Hækkerup (in ENGLISH) on the Danish new bugdet, tax reforms, social democratic parties and their look on how to act to face the crisis 00:01:21
10:43:38 Soundbite by Jacki Davis (in ENGLISH) inviting Audrias Bitinas to take the floor 00:01:06
10:44:44 Soundbite by Audrias Bitinas (in ENGLISH) on gender equality between men and women 00:01:02
10:45:47 Soundbite by Jacki Davis (in ENGLISH) thanking Audrias Bitinas and inviting Maria Larsson to take the floor 00:00:01
10:45:49 Soundbite by Maria Larsson, Swedish Minister for Children and the Elderly (in ENGLISH) on increasing the possibility to get a job as the best way to reduce poverty 00:01:08
10:46:57 Soundbite by Jacki Davis (in ENGLISH) thanking Maria Larsson and inviting Jan O'Sullivan to take the floor 00:00:06
10:47:03 Soundbite by Jan O'Sullivan (in ENGLISH) on the importance of a poverty threshold as a base for the design of policies 00:00:21
10:47:25 Soundbite by Jacki Davis (in ENGLISH) thanking Jan O'Sullivan and inviting Pedro Mota Soares to take the floor 00:00:03
10:47:28 Soundbite by Pedro Mota Soares (in ENGLISH) on fostering the Parliament and fostering growth 00:00:17
10:47:46 Soundbite by Jacki Davis (in ENGLISH) thanking Pedro Mota Soares and inviting Karen Hækkerup to take the floor 00:00:04
10:47:50 Soundbite by Karen Hækkerup (in ENGLISH) on the importance of the topic 00:00:45
10:48:35 Soundbite by Jacki Davis (in ENGLISH) thanking Karen Hækkerup and inviting László Andor to take the floor 00:00:11
10:48:47 Soundbite by László Andor (in ENGLISH) giving some closing words to end the debate 00:15:21
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